A company's decision to hire an employee is an important one, requiring a thorough assessment of a candidate's skills and fit with an organization. From a candidate's perspective, the decision to accept an offer requires a great deal of thought as he/she assesses fit with the organization, balances personal goals, and evaluates other employment opportunities. To balance the needs of both students and employers, Chicago Booth has established the following guidelines.
Full-time interviews and offers
- Chicago Booth has no restrictions on when firms can host full-time interviews. Our students are ready and we encourage networking and interviews prior to the start of the second year.
- You may extend full-time offers to Chicago Booth students at any time. Offers extended in the summer or fall must remain open until December 1.
- For full-time offers extended after November 1, we ask that students are given at least 30 days to make a decision.
Internship interviews and offers
- We ask that no internship interviewing take place on- or off-campus before the campus recruiting period begins. For the 2016–17 academic year, first-year interviews start on January 10, 2017. If a company has a truly compelling reason to interview early (such as Chinese New Year), we will permit interviews as early as December 1, 2016, provided interviews do not take place during final exams (December 5–10, 2016).
- You may extend internship offers to Chicago Booth students anytime on or after January 10, 2017. No internship offers may be extended prior to this date.
- For students considering internship offers, we ask that students be given sufficient time to complete the campus interview process for that function or industry.
- Historical norms indicate that 20 to 30 days is sufficient time to make a decision.
For both the full-time and internship process, we ask that employers making offers to Chicago Booth students give students a reasonable amount of time to make a decision. If the amount of time is not sufficient for a student to make a decision, the student should communicate to the firm how much time is required and why the time is needed. When asked by either the student or the firm, we will attempt to facilitate this and find a mutually agreed upon time frame.